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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds ...

August 20, 2015 Saturday, July 19, 2014. Last summer. “Local friends: it was not me,” I wrote on Facebook. Quickly, I had tapped that out via my phone, before we started the engine to fly back to Saranac Lake. more »»

 
 
 
Chill with some lax

August 6, 2015 Lake Placid’s Summit Lacrosse tournament started Monday. If you haven’t seen lacrosse in action, now’s your chance. It’s a fast, action-packed game. Great watching, and it’s free. Free parking. more »»

First flights - my favorite part of the job

July 23, 2015 Overcast with few glimpses of blue. A glance out the window, across the ramp, tells me winds are about 10 to 15 knot. more »»

To hike another day

July 9, 2015 June 2013. Rain. Every. Single. Day. July 2, 2013. Optimistically, I said to friends, “I’d like to do the ‘Saranac 6’ this summer.” Immediately one said, “Let’s hike Haystack tomorrow.” Wait. more »»

Get on your bikes and ride

June 18, 2015 Last week in Lake Placid, I was on the hunt for something decent to wear while riding my bike or jogging. It’s time to blow the dust off those new year’s resolutions. more »»

Sometimes, you have to be the first one

June 4, 2015 Several years back, as the weather turned nice, I began taking morning walks along the country road I lived on. For exercise. Buck Hill Road. Oneida County. more »»

Spring comes to the Adirondacks

May 21, 2015 It’s that time of year. All at once, spring has sprung. April snow showers finally turned to May flowers. We’re out enjoying our yard. more »»

All the best teachers

May 7, 2015 It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. There have been so many teachers I’ve appreciated in my life. more »»

The poetry of an Adirondack April

April 23, 2015 After months of winter, when the calendar and increasing hours of daylight have long since told us it should be spring, finally, this week, it arrived. more »»

Painting and procrastinating

April 9, 2015 Every single room in this house needed painting on moving here. Oh, the place needed other things, but it was mostly move-in read. more »»

Staycation: Saranac Lake, spring break edition

March 26, 2015 “I’m bored.” Thankfully I haven’t heard that yet. more »»

The antidote for winter weary

March 12, 2015 It’s that time of year, isn’t it? Cabin fever. The doldrums. Blah. People are tired of winter. It’s catching season: stomach bugs, sinus things, walking pneumonia, low-grade fevers, complaint-itis. more »»

Crapshoot

February 26, 2015 Maybe you’ve been through it, or it’s on the horizon. Approaching a certain age, the medical establishment recommends a rather distressing health screening. I can’t imagine anyone looks forward to it. more »»

Valentines and landmines

February 12, 2015 Feb. 14 is two days away. And you know what that means. Winter Carnival Parade?! Um, yes, but no. It’s Valentine’s Day. Also known as Saturday. more »»

Tribute for a friend’s son

January 29, 2015 (This was written a year ago, for my friend Floyd after his son died. I couldn’t give it to him at the time. It was hard for me to know how or when to reach out to him in his grief. more »»

New Year’s resolve

January 16, 2015 A new year brings new hope. Optimism that, “This year, things are going to change!” As I ponder what to resolve for 2015, I think of all the usuals: mind, body, health, job changes. more »»

Flying with Santa

December 18, 2014 One of the great mysteries of our time is how Santa Claus can make it to every child’s house all in one night. Kids ponder this each Christmas season. more »»

Christmas cards

December 4, 2014 Yes, it’s that time of year. Christmas cards. Connecting with friends and family is possibly my favorite part of the season. - Long ago ... more »»

Here. Now.

November 20, 2014 Late September. Running errands over in Lake Placid early one morning, I decided to grab a coffee. I found a parking spot nearby, and fished a quarter out of my purse for the meter. more »»

The other end of the leash

November 6, 2014 Lucy: “He’s friendly!” I hear that a lot, or, “They’re friendly!” “She’s friendly!” shouted in my direction, usually by a woman puffing to catch up behind a dog or two charging at me full speed when... more »»

‘Great day for it’

October 23, 2014 As I drove around the North Country last weekend, and the weather had turned, I wistfully recalled an end-of-summer drive. more »»

 
 

 

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